Tuna Crabs

(Pleuroncodes planipes)

Images © 2002 John H. Moore, except where noted

On occasion, these crabs wash up on shore in large numbers;
this phenomenon is thought to be associated with El Nino events.


© 2002 John Cozens

Tuna Crabs right at water's edge

Looking down from the pier -- see them?

A closer view, looking down from the pier